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"The school supports the achievement of its most-able pupils very well."

- 'Good' Ofsted Report 2023 - Moorside Primary School and Nursery

Our Governing Body

Governors are the largest group of Volunteers in the UK. The statutory core roles of the Governing Board are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our Governing Board currently consists of nine members:

  • Headteacher
  • Two Parent Governors
  • Four Co-opted Governors (we currently have 2 vacancies for Co-opted Governors)
  • One LA Governor
  • One Staff Governor

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board for their particular skill(s) and/or expertise.

The Governing Board may also appoint Associate Governors for a particular project or for their skill(s) and/or expertise. Newly appointed Governors will be an Associate Governor until they have participated in Governor training / education to enable them to understand the role and its remit. Associate Governors cannot vote.

Please see the Governor Profile document for further information about the Governors.

This Governing Board does not have any committees: all Governors attend all meetings. Governors may work independently or serve on Panels.

Governors have specific roles / links to enable them to monitor the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan on all the factors relevant to the School and the education provision for the children. The Governors Annual Statement will give you an outline / summary of our previous Academic year’s work.  The Members Profile and the Structure Chart will give you more information regarding the Governing Board members; their remit and how The Governing Board is organised.

The Governing Board Minutes (exempting the Confidential Minutes) will be published on the school website: they can only be published when agreed / approved at the following meeting.

Please ask at the school office if you require a hard copy of any policy / information on our website: there is no charge for this.

Contact myself or the other Governors if you have any queries or would just like to meet / chat with us. Governors will try to attend school events as these are important and a good way to meet you. On a personal note, I look forward to meeting you.

Chris Lea, Chair Of Governors.

How to contact Governors:

Email at: cofg@moorside-pri.n-yorks.sch.uk

You can also leave a message / letter at the School Office for the Chair of Governors or any Governor by name.

The Clerk to Governors is Carol Harris: carol.harris@northyorks.gov.uk

Or leave a message / letter for her at the School Office.

Click on the following links for more Governance information:

Governing Board Meeting Agenda Cycle 2023-24

Chart to Demonstrate Governing Board Structure

School Governor Role Description

Vice Chair of Governors Role Description

Chair of Governors Role Description

Governor Code of Conduct

Governing Board Delegation Planner

Governors Allowances Expenses Policy

Governors School Visits Policy (Link /Monitoring Visits)

Governors School Visits Policy (Non Link / Monitoring Visits)

Governor School Handbook

Reviews from the Children and Parents

School Visitor

Lauren's Assembly in April 2022 "Thank you for such a warm welcome, for the children's excellent behaviour and such thoughtful questions".

Y6 Parent

Reading at Moorside "I think the teachers are doing a fantastic job with reading. I believe the access children have to other forms e.g. Reading Plus etc means they are less likely to be bored and then choose to read a book as entertainment".

Mason, Year 3

Reading at Moorside "I love hearing stories from my teacher and choosing books out of the library".

Reception Parent

Reading at Moorside "I appreciate all the effort that goes into current Reading initiatives, the library visit was fantastic!"  

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Massive thank you to Team Moorside for all the hard work and effort which goes into trips such as these".

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Amazing photos, great memories.... As always you and the team have gone above and beyond. It's nice to be relaxed knowing they are so well looked after..... Thank you".

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Some fantastic memories made for our children, can't wait to hear all about their week away".

Gracie, Year 6

"My favourite thing about school is the teachers because they are so kind and helpful".  

Andrew, Year 6

"I enjoy when we have Forest School because we have the best hot chocolate and marshmallows and find animals".

Emily, Year 6

"I enjoy doing art with Mr Moss and Forest School. The most enjoyable thing is going on residential trips like Marrick".

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